Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $41.8 Million of Blue Force Tracking Orders for Continued Support Through March 2010
April 6, 2009 at 12:00 AM EDT
MELVILLE, N.Y., Apr 6, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, received orders totaling $41.8 million under its IDIQ contract with the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command (CECOM).
The orders are for the continued support of the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below -- Blue Force Tracking (FBCB2-BFT) program, a battle command real-time situational awareness and control system. Comtech received orders to provide satellite network bandwidth as well as program and technical services in support of FBCB2-BFT's domestic and overseas operations. Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are extremely pleased to receive these expected orders for additional satellite bandwidth and support services from our Blue Force Tracking customer. We believe this order, which implies an increase in bandwidth usage by our customer over the next twelve months, demonstrates that the military continues to view our equipment as critical to meeting anticipated operational requirements."
Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, a Germantown, Maryland-based company, is engaged in the provision of satellite-based packet data communication systems and location and messaging services through the use of advanced communication and network technology. To learn more about Comtech Mobile Datacom, please visit the company's website at www.comtechmobile.com.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company believes many of its solutions play a vital role in providing or enhancing communication capabilities when terrestrial communications infrastructure is unavailable or ineffective. The Company conducts business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, mobile data communications and RF microwave amplifiers. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. The Company believes it is a market leader in the market segments that it serves.
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